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Immigration Act 2016

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorised

The Home Office announced on 2 November 2016 that the date for new offences under Immigration Act 2016 relevant to the private rented sector in England, will come into force from 1 December 2016.

The new measures follow the introduction of civil penalties created under Immigration Act 2014 and aim to: Make it easier for private landlords to evict illegal migrant tenants. Create new criminal offences for rogue landlords and agents who knowingly, or with reasonable cause to believe, let to illegal migrants.

The offences are part of wider Government measures to tackle illegal immigration, and protect public services and access to the private rented sector for lawful residents.